Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD

Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Cissy Pottanat, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Med College Kottayam in 1988 and specializes in geriatric medicine and family medicine.

7115 Leesburg Pike Ste 211

Falls Church, VA 22043

Contact Information

(703) 532-1111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Muscle Weakness
very high
more than 96% of peers
Difficulty With Walking
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pottanat "At Center for Primary Care & Geriatrics, We provide comprehensive care for all adults starting at the age 18. We are dedicated to patient care, education and research to our adults and geriatric (Elderly) patients. We take detailed history, examination and decision making during your visit. Our practice offers a range of services including, Diagnoses and treatment of acute conditions, management of chronic conditions, health maintenance and preventive services such as physicals and all required lab tests at our clinic."

2  Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Family Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

147  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Allergy Shots
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Lab Service
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Venipuncture
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Med College Kottayam
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Med College Kottayam
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Howard University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Geo Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • George Washington University
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Geriatric physician in northern Virginia, 01/01/2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Pottanat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pottanat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pottanat to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Pottanat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Very difficult to get in touch with. Rude staff. Does not show up for scheduled days at assisted living. Services are cursory at best. You are better off going to a random urgent care.
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My mom has advanced Alzheimer's and we have been seeing Cissy for near 2 decades. She cares for my mom and husband and I. I think she is just the best, and offers a small practice feel while giving great care. She is very caring and will call and follow up on patients even at 9 pm at night. She is...more
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UPDATE 3/7/16 Received phone call asking if I wanted to to renew them for my PCP. Told them what happened last time. It isn't our fault that our receptionist gave you wrong information. Went there once before had good service. I go again cause I need a Strep test done. The front desk lady...more
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